RAZER Destructor Precision Gaming Mat

Introduction

Introduction RAZER Destructor logo

Okay so you've just built yourself a super duper new gaming rig, and haven't skimped on any critical areas of the build - it's a gaming monster that'll play anything that you care to throw at it. But what point is there to having the ultimate gaming PC, when that cheap $5.00 mouse mat that you've purchased isn't going to give you the perfect medium for accuracy and tracking?

Unfortunately; and more often than not, the humble mouse pad is often overlooked during an upgrade. In recent times there has been quite a move towards 'alternative' materials instead of traditional cloth type surfaces that will provide exceptional tracking for both laser and optical mice.

Enthusiast peripherals manufacturer, RAZER, are leading the charge in developing a mouse mat that will extract the maximum performance out of your gaming-grade mouse. RAZER has been working on the RAZER Destructor mouse mat for over two years; trialing different types of materials in consultation with professional gamers and the fruits of their labour has finally arrived.

Here's what RAZER had to say about the  RAZER Desructor:

 

The Razer Destructor™ was co-designed, tested and validated by some of the most internationally respected and revered eSports teams, including Fnatic, Team World Elite and Team EG. Through their constant input, our engineers were able to push the boundaries of invention beyond all expectations, culminating in a product whose level of refinement is only possible at the highest echelons of competitive tuning.

 

It's nice to see RAZER including feedback from professional gamers into their product's R&D cycle. It would be great if other 'enthusiast' orientated companies adopted this approach.

 

Specifications

 

Let's begin the review by taking a look at the RAZER Destructor's specifications, which by the way, were unashamedly copied from RAZER' product page.

 

* Razer Fractal™ surface for high-precision gameplay
* Optimized for both optical and laser gaming-grade mice
* Ultra-wide size ideal for continuous, rapid swipes: 350mm (length) x 280mm (width) x 2.3mm (height)
* Non-slip rubber base for firm grip on smooth surfaces
* Includes a premium lightweight protective case

 

Features

RAZER Destructor overview_1Razer Fractal™ textured surface for enhanced precision movements
The crux of the Razer Destructor™’s innovation lies in its proprietary gunmetal coating which yields a highly reactive surface. The result is superior tactility, improved responsiveness and enhanced tracking.
 
 
 
RAZER Destructor overview_2Optimized to improve optical and laser gaming-grade mouse performance
The Razer Destructor™ was made with one primary mission in mind: to coax the maximum performance from gaming-grade mice. And the results speak for themselves. Gaming-grade optical mice track up to 25% better on the Razer Destructor™, and gaming-grade laser mice up to 37% better, when compared to other gaming-mousing surfaces which are designed specifically for extremely precise movements.
 
RAZER Destructor overview_3Ultra-wide size
Measuring 350mm (length) x 280mm (width) x 2.3mm (height), the Razer Destructor™ provides an ample mousing area for lower-sensitivity gamers accustomed to performing sweeping movements.
 
 
  
 
Let's head over the page to check out how the RAZER Destructor will arrive at your door...
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Most Recent Comments

30-08-2008, 06:04:25

PV5150
Developed and tested by some of today's top gamers, will the RAZER Destructor crush the opposition in terms of speed, precision and control?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...004457626s.jpg

Find out in the review

30-08-2008, 11:32:38

JN
That is one nice looking mat. May well grab one to replace this slightly worn out Steelseries 5L i have here.

30-08-2008, 11:39:30

PV5150
Yep agreed there Jim. You won't be disappointed, that's for sure

30-08-2008, 13:12:31

doug2507
Got one myself to replace my titan and its the dogs danglies!

30-08-2008, 18:14:42

GavX
arguably pointless but might upgrade from the Razer eXactmat... though they seem fairly similar. Still this will look kick a** on my desk

30-08-2008, 18:35:32

TopSecret
Nice review mate! I have still got my sentimental old foam & fabric mousemat (with the kids pics printed on), and never really thought about a gaming mat. Do they really make that much of a difference? I reckon I will have to give one a try out.

30-08-2008, 18:37:00

GavX
ooooooh yes! Combine a good mouse with a good mat and its quiet scary the difference. I had an MX1000 and stepped up to a HABU with the Razer eXactmat, and either my fragging skills naturally got much better (I wish...) or the new input devices worked well indeed!

30-08-2008, 18:51:56

Bungral
I've been meaning to buy a new mouse mat for months now so I reckon I will buy this one.. Been waiting for a good review of one.

30-08-2008, 21:27:12

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback guys, and I'm glad that you found the review poignant enough to make an immediate purchase doug2507.

@stuartpb:it certainly helps mate, that's for sure

31-08-2008, 00:46:18

pafk0o
i wonder how it compares to icemat series, i use icemat from 1 year , couldnt find better mouse mat for gaming yet , only bad thing is that mouse sliders must be changed every few months couse they dissapear;]

31-08-2008, 01:22:30

doug2507
Took delivery of mine a few weeks ago. Only problem is, i gave a shot of it to the old man for his mac in the office whilst im building my rig. He didnt wouldnt give it up so had to go order a 2nd.

31-08-2008, 01:26:20

PV5150
haha I'm just visualising that whole episode right now

@pafk0o: I'm not sure mate as I have never owned an icemat. However, the Fractal surface probably would wear away the feet on your mouse over time I'd imagine. Not terribly so though...

01-10-2008, 18:02:51

Bungral
I think it's about time I buy this...

I have a pretty expensive rig with decent mouse and large monitor but I'm using a buyagift.co.uk BT mouse mat.....

This has to end NOW!!

*Goes to buy*

02-10-2008, 06:58:26

jeffel
I need to get one of these soon.

02-10-2008, 07:38:12

k4p84
I've lent mine to my house mate while my rig is in pieces.

He says it has improved the response he gets from his old laser mouse

Match it up with a lachesis and your flying

ED

02-10-2008, 08:05:32

jeffel
i had a lachesis before i sold it very next day i bought.I didnt like it.They are huge.I could fit it in my hands...Tiny hands!
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